Former Amazon executive
Lessons from Amazon
Wes is a former Amazon executive and partner at Alvarez and Marsal who now advises CEOs and boards on digital strategy.
He is an expert on digital transformation and the business models that are transforming how work gets done in the 21st century. He is a frequent speaker and provides advisory services to senior business leaders and their investors on how to improve innovation and business performance.
Using leadership principles learned at Amazon, Wes helps senior leadership create their own culture of innovation. He collaborates with CEOs to clarify their customer vision, market point of view and formulate the hard questions necessary to transform the business. His proven approach has helped dozens of companies unlock new innovations, assess internal capabilities and operational gaps, and place big bets to transform their business.
As a former Managing Director at managing consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, Wes led numerous digital strategy engagements at Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries (high technology, consumer
package goods, retail, education, healthcare, utilities, and advanced manufacturing).
Before this, he was Vice President of Merchant Services and Sales with Amazon.com, where he oversaw the
commercialisation of Amazon's outsourcing platform for enterprise customers. He was responsible for driving enterprise direct sales, channels, alliances, and partnerships. His team worked closely with leading enterprises to provide e-commerce digital capabilities that leveraged Amazon's world-class digital technologies for customer service, payments, order fulfilment and online merchandising.
Prior to Amazon, Wes was a senior executive at Syncra Systems, a leading SaaS supply chain management company providing internet-based collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment solutions. He started his career at IBM and served in various sales management roles during IBM's historic transformation
from a hardware company to a services company. When he left he was responsible for IBM’s overall global B2B market place initiatives.